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Friday, 9th November 2012

Open Researcher and Contributor ID Registry Gives Researchers Unique Personal Identifier

By Africa S. Hands

From Semantico:

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) has recently launched its Registry (http://orcid.org), where researchers can differentiate themselves by creating a unique personal identifier.

The system as launched provides a switchboard for linking with other existing researcher identifier systems. Elsevier is providing a way for researchers to link their Scopus Author IDs to ORCID and synchronize their publication information between the two systems. Thomson Reuters’ ResearcherID® will link to ORCID and allow researchers to synchronize their publication information.

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Africa S. Hands is an independent librarian with a focus on helping professionals understand and utilise social media and search engines through one-on-one tutorials and small group workshops. Africa tweets (@africahands) on resources of interest to information and higher education professionals.

Africa can be reached at africa.hands@freepint.com

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